Use of Cookies on this website

A cookie is a small file which asks permission from your browser to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies are what enable websites to remember you and your preferences. We use Google Analytics cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies in your web browser. Most browsers default to accepting them. You can modify your browser to decline if you prefer, however, if you choose to decline cookies, certain functions may not work as intended.

In using this website, web cookies will collect the following information:

  • Your domain name, but not your email address
  • Your IP address
  • The name and release number of web browser software used and the operating system used
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The address of the website that linked to us (referring URL)

Links to other websites:

Our website contains links to other websites that we think you may find of interest. The Old Shirburnian Society cannot be responsible for the protection of privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites.

1998 Data Protection Act

All data is securely held in the OSS/Sherborne School Foundation office and will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of the Old Shirburnian Society, Sherborne School, the Sherborne School Foundation and their respective members.  The data is available to our international chapters, School academic and administrative departments, recognised alumni, sports and other clubs associated with the School, and to agents contracted by the above for particular alumni-related projects.

Data is used for a full range of alumni activities, including the sending of Society, School and Foundation publications; the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving academic and administrative departments.  Data may also be used by the Foundation in fund raising programmes, which might include an element of direct marketing.

Under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act you have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above.